11 Jan my dog sleeps all day when i'm gone
She needs to be seen by a vet to determine what’s wrong and if she’s in pain. She still ate and drank, walked all over and barked, tail always wagging and she knew I was there. A few days before Dylan died, a woman who works at Metro Dog Seattle (the dog daycare where we take our dog Miguel) who knew what we were going through told us how she knew when it was time to let a dog go. She rarely gets up to lick the dishwasher. So troubling for me, I should known everything about my loving girl. Its just getting up and down that is bothering him because the tumor is so large. He travels with me in the car on errands, he's got a pretty active life. Or would it be a waste of time and money cause after all, he is 11yrs old so I doubt he’d be around much longer anyway. This can indicate cancer, but again without a biopsy we could not know for sure. We have a 12 year old Maltipoo. He sniffs to figure out which is water and which food.Everyone tells me to put him down, but I’m not sure if it’s the right time. I’m sorry I can’t say. He has stopped eating and even started growling at absolutely nothing. I’m sorry, I’m not a vet and can’t give you advice on what you should do. Chipi was sick. That’s what makes the decision so difficult. At present I just don’t know what to do! He wants me to find a treat for him. He’s just not himself at all today. After holding him for quite some time I knew it was time. Id wait till she/he stops eating and drinking…thats what im doing. She’s been with me thru my divorce, my move 1000 miles away, thru college…. But she sleeps very deeply… I have to get her up in the mornings to go outside… literally pick her up and move her along. She went blind and deaf few years ago and it could not be stopped by any vet. Or maybe one that likes long afternoon naps? My little buddy was in the Pit’s mouth and was being shaken profusely. Hi – I’m sorry your dog isn’t doing well. Then this happened . Thank you. She use to get up all the time when the kids are having snacks, lunch, and afternoon snacks to eat the crumbs on the floor, but now it’s only a few times. Watch Queue Queue He has to be carried in and out to go potty, constantly bumps into things (i joke with my mom that he needs a helmet) and usually walks around in circles, seems unbalanced on the grass. Chan will be 18 in January. So I’m not sad for him, he was as happy as a dog could be! We have started talking euthanasia. Hoping they could jump start his appetite, the vets at ACCES tried force feeding him, which we continued when we brought him home, but he fought it so much we realized it was his way of telling us he wanted to go. The next day we were told there was nothing they could do. Who knows this ironside boxer will probably out live me. I find myself bursting into tears, thinking there is more I could have done, he was passing blood and when I got him to the vets he stated it was terminal and one of the worst he had seen ;/ yet I still blame myself! The X-ray and ultrasound showed enlarged prostate, the vet there suspected it might be cancerous, but could not know for sure without biopsy. He doesnt hurt and he is still happily eating so we are going to wait a little while longer. She still gets excited when visitors are around. Your insight has given me some peace of mind in regards to spiritual perspective. I got him as a high school grad present in 2004. You should consult with your vet to determine when it would be right for your dog. July 9, 2018 by Seattle DogSpot 426 Comments. I am a basketcase. The saddest part is we all see this but Chief is my dads baby so he’s in extreme in denial about it all & wont listen to anything we have to say about it. As of yesterday I have to lift her to her feet to get her outside for her pee and poop. end of story. In dire need of advice.Also he sleeps all day. I don’t think that this is the right route at this point. You can touch it and push on it and hes fine. Dylan’s last day. myelopathy I have to carry her and she can walk a bit. He no longer runs, but still likes to be outside and sniff around the grass. He has been such a good boy. She looks at me with those loving eyes, she can still get around sort of and eats. I can’t say whether or not you’re doing the right thing but if my dog wasn’t living the life of a dog virtually 24/7 I would do it. It’s the best thing you can do for him. Hopefully the vet will help you figure out what to do. Blood tests, bile acid tests and ultrasounds didn’t turn up any cause and he acted totally normal. William hed developed diabetes the last three years of his life and was on insulin. I’m so sorry. I hope this helps. From my experience, if an old, sick dog is refusing food and water, it’s trying to tell you it’s ready for you to let it go. ( We have her sister, who is my heart dog <3 they are 7 1/2.) You should still have it checked out by a vet though. To All that have had to put their pet down, I am so sorry. The pain will fade over time. He goes for very short walks, sometimes he struggles while trying to poop. Thank you for understanding what your dog is experiencing and being mindful of whether or not her condition affects her quality of life. Tucker has always been slender but now he’s skeletal. He was 6 when I got home in 2006. As a food hound this concerned me. So we left and thankfully she has not had another episode like that. Thanks for the list. He does pace in circles in the house and outside. From the very second I saw her at 8 weeks old, I knew she was special, our bond is so deep, she has slept by my side forever. Anyone who loved will understand. Letting him go will be the hardest decision I’ve ever had to make. He has a hard time moving, hard time breathing, going deaf & blind. When we knew he wasn’t going to last much longer we made an appt with her to come over and let us know how the process would work. A good question to ask yourself is whether or not the quality of your dog’s life is declining. You would not be a bad person for letting your dog go to dog heaven and you should do what’s best for the dog because I had to do what was best for one of my pets and it was hard,but it is better for the animal because they will not be the same no matter how had you want them to be. We are having to lift him to go outside to the bathroom, he can stand to do that. As I picked her up to take her in she wet all over me, letting me know that it WAS the right decision. I have put plastic runners down over all my carpet to preserve the carpet. My dog has diabetes and had those same symptoms. Last night I held her in my lap for a couple of hours. About 5 years ago we found through routine lab work elevated liver enzymes. If she’s not in pain and loves being around you and your husband then she may not be ready to go. He comes into my room in the morning, panting and pacing, and low and behold, there’s poop downstairs. It sounds like you’ve been watching her very carefully and want to do what is best for her. Then December 1, 2016 he developed vestibular disease. If one of the other dogs leaves a toy in the path she stops and I have to go move it so she can continue. She’s having a hard time walking and her back legs are weakening horribly. You’re the only one that decide what to do. Our Lab pooped in the house like that for several months before we put him down. We were able to get the bleeding to stop finally. Then stopped again. It breaks my heart to see him decline like this, lose weight and see an obvious decline in muscle mass. Leah, I don’t know what you decided but I was in your place 2 weeks ago with my 16.5 year old cattledog mix. What tears we shed when faced with determining their fate, because in a very real way, we are determining ours. But it’s been quite some time since we’ve been able to take him back because between his age, joints, & the big tumor, he can’t get in the vehicle anymore. He’s reaching that time, yet he still does forget his ailments for food, and can still go for a walk (barely). It is so very, very hard, and you’ve hit on a couple of really key things: advanced age and when a dog loses all interest in food, being with their pack, and getting better. They also had a hard time checking him out which I would think is normal, I wouldn’t want people looking in my mouth and rear even on a good day. It takes him a long time to stand up, and when I am trying to get him up, he just stares at me like, ” lady, I don’t want to get up”, but he needs to go outside to use the bathroom. There are daily accidents since she cannot tell us when she to go out as she cannot get to us to let us know. I have her on many many medications for pain and her kidneys. The fact that your dog has lost half it’s body weight is concerning. So we are thinking of getting him put down because it is hard for him to get around but I would like to wait till at least after christmas would that be wrong? CBD oil may help some of the pain. Like your best friends she has been a constant reminder of love and devotion over the years. It was always an accident – he never knew he did it until he saw it. She also has bad arthritis. Maybe a little for a day-she managed to get up and get water herself and she stood in the yard and peed and pooped herself. Now he’s stopped eating. This video is unavailable. If you haven’t had him checked out by a vet yet you should and find out if he has a problem that can be treated medically. I’m Mikey! So tomorrow December 16th the vet will come to our home and put her to sleep. Despite having cancer surgery 2 years ago, the time for me to respect and honor her has come. Took him to the vet last Tuesday. I still am torturing myself with this decision. I am in such a state. My Best Friend It’s really a difficult decision for us to let him go. A few months ago she stopped eating and just slept. She rarely wags her tail and no longer likes to play. I called the mobile vet on Friday and asked her if she could come to the house on Tuesday. I had to pick up his hind legs and help him. She spared you the pain of watching her go – it was her final gift to you. Health issues may also be behind why a dog sleeps all day. He declined treats that day. It can’t be removed and the Vet says there is nothing we can do. She learned not to go in the house after having her for 2 days, and never needed to be crated. My almost 15 yo dog just had his gall bladder removed and did well, but he was in good health otherwise. It takes 20min. Hi. I was told there was a 50/50 chance it was cancer. I’m sorry you’re going through this. You did what you thought was best for him and I’m sure he knew that. My heart aches for every person who has ever struggled with this. I know this is not the life a dog would want to live, but I struggle because when she is actually up and walking in the backyard for instance, she seem ok. Its the other 90% of the time that she is not living the life of a dog. I told the vet to do anything he could to save her but he said she would never walk again, she was too old. My Summer is 15 years old. Pamela for Bellagio, Hi. I have used a regular one but I know he really just wants to sniff around though so I hate putting him in that instead of at least giving him a short walk. If you have them try putting down throw rugs or yoga mats. She is having a hard time breathing. My vet said some dogs just go through life with inexplicable high liver enzyme levels and put him on Ursodiol and Denamarin. We found out yesterday after a Vet visit to have it checked that this lump is different. Or am i kidding mself take pics everyday to make sure her appitatie is not good and it seems she cant see real good, I love her so much dont want to make her suffer for my own selfishness but don want to let her go to soon. He is so alert when we are walking. My heart, mind, body and soul are now with each and everyone who have written their personal stories. my question --Is it ok that she sleeps all night and also sleeps all day. Although, they did find a tumor on his spleen. He wags his tail when he’s outside or if he’s eating or drinking (which he does fine, although he has lost weight). Her breathing got worse and I knew she was dying. She is still my treat baby and is smart as can be. The stitches got infected and she spent five days in the er. 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